Wow, where to start? The, Why Me? - Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy - A Medical and Emotional Guide, book by Kelly Whitehead is surely the most comprehensive, thorough book on the topic of high-risk pregnancy and potential premature birth available today. While the book does not focus specifically on twin pregnancy, it still holds loads of valuable information for expectant twin moms. Why? Because, twin pregnancy is "high-risk". Many a mother carrying twins will be faced with some or several of the issues covered in Why Me?.
Let's start with a bit about the author. Kelly Whitehead is first and
foremost a mother, just like you and me. She has experienced the
heartbreaking loss of a son at 22 weeks of pregnancy, as well as the
miracle of birth with her other two children (both high-risk
pregnancies). But, aside from being a mother, she is also a scientist.
And, she was concerned about the lack of resources available for those
dealing with high-risk pregnancy. Hence, her book, Why Me? - Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy - A Medical And Emotional Guide
First off, the book is written in a very frank, woman-to-woman style. It's not only easy to understand, but you really feel like someone is giving it to you straight and knows what you are going through. Some of the topics may be a little more difficult to take in than others but, as Kelly says, "If you're not ready, that's okay. Skip it!" What's important is that the information is available to those who want and need it.
The book is broken down into 20 extensive chapters. Each chapter is
further broken down into several more specific topics. There are also
scores of references listed at the end of each chapter for those who
want to delve even further into more targeted studies and medical
literature. The book covers such topics as:
These topics just scratch the surface as to what is actually covered in
the book, but you can get a pretty good idea. If you are experiencing a
high-risk pregnancy I strongly recommend this book. It will bring you
much needed knowledge as well as comfort during a time that can be
You can purchase Why Me? - Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy - A Medical and Emotional Guide by Kelly Whitehead on Amazon.com
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